DISCOVERY: Contraband: Seized at the Border (Premiere) at 9pm
FOX: Beat Shazam (Premiere) at 8pm
FOX: Don’t Forget the Lyrics! (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Windy City Rehab (Premiere) at 9pm
MAX: SmartLess: On the Road (Premiere)
MAX: Clone High (Premiere)
MAX: What Am I Eating? With Zooey Deschanel (Premiere)
MAX: How to Create a Sex Scandal (Premiere)
MAX: Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai (Premiere)
MAX/DISCOVERY+: Growing Floret (Premiere)
MAX/DISCOVERY+: Maine Cabin Masters (Premiere)
NETFLIX: MerPeople (Premiere)
SCIENCE: Mission: Unexplained (Premiere) at 10pm
CBS: FBI (Finale) at 8pm
FBI: Most Wanted (Finale) at 10pm
NBC: The Voice (Finale) at 9pm

Here’s a record you don’t want to break: The European Union hit Meta with a $1.3 billion privacy fine, the EU’s largest ever, and ordered the company to stop transferring user data across the Atlantic by October. Calling the decision flawed and unjustified, Meta said it would appeal and asked courts to put the decision on hold.
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Streaming services’ reliance on scripted programming could mean trouble if the writers’ strike doesn’t end soon. According to data from Diesel Labs, 64% of programming from the nine major streamers released in 2022 was scripted, led by Apple TV with 79% and Netflix, with 76%. Likely least affected by the strike will be discovery+, where just 11% of its titles fell into the scripted category last year.
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Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment transactional VOD serviceRedbox had its largest revenue week in the company’s history with its debut of “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.” “It’s clear that movie fans have a voracious, pent-up demand for big new release movies, which is something we’ve long expected,” said William J. Rouhana Jr., CEO of CSSE. “Starting this week, we will have major releases coming to our kiosks every week through the end of the year.”
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Disney’s third and final round of planned layoffs is underway, reportsDeadline. About 700 positions are expected to be impacted as the company grapples with changing media and economic conditions.
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On the subject of changing media conditions and Disney, as cord-cutting continues, the company is quietly preparing to launch a standalone ESPN streaming service, reports The Wall Street Journal. That includes adapting ESPN’s deals with cable providers and sports leagues to allow for streaming. The linear version of the sports net would continue after the streaming option debuts, according to WSJ.
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Nickelodeon announced the US launch of Our World, a global initiative to inspire kids. With partners that include 4-H, Ashoka, Association of Children’s Museums, ChangeX and The Aspen Institute, Nickelodeon is providing resources and best-practices for kid-driven philanthropic opportunities that inspire them to take action in their communities and beyond. The multiplatform initiative will live across Nickelodeon’s linear, digital and social platforms.
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President Biden plans to nominate Anna Gomez to serve as FCC commissioner. Gomez is a senior adviser for International Information and Communications Policy in the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy, and served as the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Deputy Administrator from 2009 to 2013. She also served for 12 years in various positions at the FCC.
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FilmRise and France’s Canal+ Docs have boarded a documentary from director Sabrina Van Tassel (‘The Silenced Walls,” “The State of Texas vs. Melissa”), “Missing From Fire Trail Road.” The film delves into the case of Mary Ellen Johnson-Davis, a Native-American woman who disappeared in 2020, and exposes how hundreds of Indigenous women continue to go missing in the US, perpetuating transgenerational trauma on Indian reservations.
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It’s getting real for CBS later this summer than usual. With the writers’ strike in week four, the network is setting premiere dates that could stretch into fall. Season three of “Secret Celebrity Renovation” premieres Friday, July 28 at 9p, and season 25 of “Big Brother” kicks off with a 90-minute special on Wednesday, August 2. New musical game show “Superfan” makes its debut on August 9 at 9p (moved from June 9), followed the next night by season two of “The Challenge: USA” at 10p.
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“Real Housewives” stars Luann de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan help spruce up Benton, IL in Bravo’s fish-out-of-water spinoff, “Luann and Sonja: Welcome to Crappie Lake,” premiering Sunday, July 9 at 9p. The series moves to its regular 10p timeslot the following week.
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Season two of “Power Book IV: Force” starring Joseph Sikora (“Power,” “Ozark”) will premiere on Friday, September 1 at midnight on the STARZ app, all STARZ streaming and on-demand platforms and internationally on the LIONSGATE+ across Brazil, Spanish-speaking Latin America, the UK and Ireland. On linear, the drama will debut on STARZ at 8p in the US.
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NBC’s “LA’s Fire & Rescue” launches Wednesday, June 21 at 8p. The docuseries follows firefighters on actual calls.
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The European League of Football has partnered with Endeavor Streaming to develop its media distribution and OTT strategy, and enhance its streaming service, Game Pass. The partnership will also see Endeavor Streaming offer marketplace strategy, product strategy and end-to-end technical deployment to help ELF grow and expand its fanbase across Europe. Launching ahead of the 2023 season, the renewed Game Pass platform will provide fans with an integrated digital offering available across web, mobile and supported Smart TVs. For the first time, fans will be able to watch multiple ELF games concurrently, powered by Endeavor Streaming’s multi-view technology, and access localized commentary. ELF will also be able to leverage deeper consumer insight metrics and analytics to develop its marketplace strategy in key emerging markets for the sport.
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Tennis Channel will have live coverage every day of the 15-day French Open again this year, its 17th year in Paris, from May 28-June 11. Between the network, Tennis Channel Plus and FAST channel T2, over 1,750 live hours of matches at Roland Garros will air. Action on all platforms begins Sunday, May 28, at 5a.
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Burritos, anyone? Chipotle Mexican Grill is holding a “Wear Your Hockey Jersey” program that will offer a buy one, get one deal on entrees to in-restaurant diners wearing a hockey jersey today after 3p local time. “Our Hockey Jersey BOGO offer will help celebrate one of the most thrilling postseasons in all of sports,” said Chris Brandt, CMO at Chipotle. “As a longtime favorite among the hockey community, Chipotle continues to serve up real food to fans and athletes alike on their collective mission to have their teams hoist the Stanley Cup.”
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Navy Federal Credit Union and the National Hockey League have teamed up to recognize the outstanding community service of hockey fans and military members with the NHL Stick Tap for Service Program. The grand prize winner of the NHL Stick Tap for Service program will have a $30,000 donation made in their honor to a charity of their choice and a trip for two to a 2023 Stanley Cup Final game.
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The premiere of Food Network’s new series, “Summer Baking Championship,averaged a .75 P18+ / 1.07 W18+ Live+3 rating, up + 114% and +128%, respectively, versus prior six-week timeslot benchmarks and helping the network rank as the #1 non-news/sports cable network in Prime among P/W 18+.
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Today’s Jackpot is $150 million.

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